They Do Come Back
This film courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Run time 17Producer DeFrenes StudiosProduction Company DeFrenes StudiosSponsor National Tuberculosis AssociationAudio/Visual sound, black & white
DIRECTOR: Edgar Ulmer. SPONSOR: National Tuberculosis Association. PRODUCTION: DeFrenes Studios. CAMERA: Joseph Noble. EDITOR: Hans Mandl. NARRATOR: Alois Havrilla. CAST: Wilma Caspar, Edward Mulhern. NARA ARC Identifier: 98572
Aimed at spreading the word to young, working or college age white Americans, the film takes place in “EVERY TOWN USA” (which actually turns out to be Philadelphia, where the film was shot). Following the relationship of Roy and Julie, romance, here in the form of a kiss, leads to disaster. Roy coughs up blood! As the title suggests, however, there is redemption. Our characters do come back. Frantically narrated by radio personality Alois Havrilla, there is a sense of urgency to Julie and Roy’s predicament, but an equal sense that their acceptance of science and medicine is predicated on the NTA’s widespread media campaign. Directed by Edgar Ulmer.
February 15, 2015
Heathen will get what's coming to them!
Good melodramatic film covering the panic of TB and what should be done if you get it. Rest rest rest! Here's a book to read! You may need an operation! Cheer up! Surprised that one of the two were'nt treated like dirt vs the other one. In fact (spoiler) they get back together in the end!